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Poster: HighNRGOne Date: Nov 30, 2005 12:26am
Forum: etree Subject: Archive Press Release?

I am just an occasionally-outraged lawyer and activist, but I also know alot about campaign tactics, PR, and war. If I were the powers-that-be at Archive.org I would now be issuing a press release (at least to the news orgs that published articles quoting the McDead (I love that term, whoever posted it earlier)).

They should strongly (with the kindness they are known for) rebut the utter tripe issued by Dennis 'the Menace' McNally (worm) and point to the statement of the only person actually in the Grateful Dead to publicly comment. The only person we now know to truly represent Grateful Dead values. The person who showed how much Archive honors these values as he used its wonderful site for inspiration and reminiscence while writing his memoirs, the only ones written by a band member.

In my darkest, impatient, impulsive anguish over all of this I spouted off about flipping Phil 'the bird' at an upcoming show......I guess it is too easy to get most angry with the ones you love most. I couldn't believe the 'Grateful Dead' could do such a thing without at least his knowledge (interesting how they pulled this move while he is conveniently out on the road, actually making music rather than feeding from it). Now I want to go to the show and hug the man and tell him what a class act he is and will always be to all of us.

Phil and Jerry changed my life for the better in so many ways I can't even myself fathom how much I owe them. Though it was never in doubt, Phil has truly earned his place in eternity with his brother in music, Jerry. We all love you, Phil!!!!! You truly rock!!!!!!!

Send that release out, Archive. You just got the most ringing endorsement of all time!!!

This post was modified by HighNRGOne on 2005-11-30 08:26:24

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Poster: petesake Date: Nov 30, 2005 10:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Archive Press Release?

high--you phlip-phlopped on phil as quickly
as mcnally did on this issue...everyone is allowed to make mistakes or bad decisions...

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Nov 30, 2005 1:29am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Archive Press Release?

I agree that LMA should put out a press release, especially to the NY Times to get your side of this issue on record. I would also encourage Dead Heads to write letters to the editor at the Times. What a long strange trip this continues to be.

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Poster: laptaper Date: Nov 30, 2005 1:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Archive Press Release?

For once High and I find ourselves on the same side. To paraphrase Michael Corleone, I hope McNally will put the same time and energy into clearing the LMA's name as he has in besmirching it. Short of that, get your rebuttal out there, Diane. No one has the right to slap your face like that.

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Poster: HighNRGOne Date: Nov 30, 2005 3:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Archive Press Release?

Glad to be with you, LT! Peace.

This post was modified by HighNRGOne on 2005-11-30 11:36:03